Follow-up guidelines for nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma based on the occurrence of metastases after radical nephrectomy.

@article{Ljungberg1999FollowupGF,
  title={Follow-up guidelines for nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma based on the occurrence of metastases after radical nephrectomy.},
  author={B{\"o}rje Ljungberg and Farhood Iranparvar Alamdari and Torgny Rasmuson and G{\"o}ran Roos},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={1999},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={405-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To define guidelines for the follow-up management of nonmetastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), by assessing tumour recurrences and the clinical course in patients who had undergone radical nephrectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 187 patients with pT1-3, N0-X, M0 RCC who underwent radical nephrectomy between 1982 and 1997 were reviewed prospectively. Clinicopathological variables were compared with the time of first recurrence, site of metastasis and reason for diagnosis… CONTINUE READING